Washington Football Team representatives are lobbying to build a new domed stadium in Northern Virginia, according to a Washington Post report.
Team officials have met with state legislators, Virginia Delegate Lamont Bagby (D-Henrico) confirmed to The Post. But a bill to move the plan forward wouldn’t be filed until the next General Assembly session in January.
The proposed domed stadium would be built in either Loudoun or Prince William County, and would include “a vast commercial and entertainment complex,” as well as plans for a business sector surrounding the stadium including retail and hotels.
Even if the project is approved, however, the WFT couldn’t move until its contract at FedEx Field expires in 2027.
Funding a New Stadium
The project would likely cost at least $2 billion, UNC-Chapel Hill associate professor Nels Popp told Front Office Sports.
It’s one of several plans for new stadiums across the NFL in recent years — all of which also tout hefty price tags.
- The Buffalo Bills proposed a new stadium project that would cost about $1.4 billion.
- The Los Angeles Chargers and Rams share SoFi Stadium, which opened in 2020 and, cost a whopping $5.5 billion.
In May, Forbes estimated that the WFT is currently worth a total of $3.5 billion.